Swan Christian Education Association schools gather in Middle Swan for languages performances

Ellenbrook Christian College’s winning drama group performing Snow White and the 7 Dwarves in French.
Ellenbrook Christian College’s winning drama group performing Snow White and the 7 Dwarves in French.

STUDENTS from all seven Swan Christian Education Association schools met in Middle Swan for the fifth SCEAVision performance night.

Held in Swan Christian College’s Maali Mia Theatre, the 27 performances included 16 languages other than English, in a display of vocal, drama, dance, sign language and puppetry.

Students took to the stage for solo performances, duos, performance groups or as choirs at the September 11 event.

Languages featured at the event included Shona, Russian, French, Filipino, Spanish, Dutch, Afrikaans, Noongar, Auslan, Maori, Xhosa, Japanese, Swahili, Polish, Latin and Indonesian.

“The students, parents and schools recognise the benefits of an event such as this at so many levels,” SCEA languages consultant and event coordinator Mariel Howard said.

“The important work we do brings such joy to students and their families by encouraging and celebrating the arts, language learning and linguistic diversity.”

Trophy-winning performances

Years 1-3

Winner: Mieka S. from Northshore Christian Grammar School, performing Die Een wat my sien in Afrikaans

Runner-up: Ellenbrook Christian College’s Afrikaans group, performing Saai die waatlemoen

Ellenbrook Christian College Afrikaans group, performing Saai die waatlemoen, was a runner-up.

Years 4-6

Winner: Bianca and Megan from Beechboro Christian School performing Susters in Afrikaans

Runner-up: Rachel D. from Southern Hills Christian College performing A Thousand Years in Auslan

Years 7-9

Winner: Anke T. from Swan Christian College performing Pappie loop tog niet zo snel in Dutch

Runner-up: Isla H. from Swan Christian College performing Fly me to the Moon in Spanish

Years 10-12

Winner: Ellenbrook Christian College’s drama group performing Snow White and the 7 Dwarves in French

Runner-up: Munashe W. from Swan Christian College performing Nguba Yo Kumu Namata in Shona